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Hodgson made move for Hyypia by lfctalk
August 9, 2010, 13:33
Filed under: Transfer Gossip

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Roy Hodgson has revealed that he had a bid for ex-Red Sami Hyypia rejected by Bayer Leverkusen.

The Finland international left Anfield in the Summer of 2009 to make the switch to Die Bundesliga with the 2002 Champions League finalists. He signed a two year deal with them.

Hodgson, who managed Hyypia while in charge of Finland during 2006 and 2007, has revealed that the German club rejected the approach.

“I can see players like Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard never leaving Liverpool Football Club,” he told Click Liverpool. “I can see them always being part of the club. In the same way I’m a bit disappointed that my attempts to bring Sami Hyypia back failed.”

“It only failed because he’s so important to Bayer Leverkusen. We couldn’t get him out of his contract. He’s one I would also put in the Jamie Carragher-Steven Gerrard mould – Liverpool for life.”

“Unfortunately he was let go at the end of the season before last and we can’t get him back. He’s too valuable to them.”


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